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United States seeks extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange

The United States has requested for the extradition of Julian Assange for leaking information from the US State Department.

Malaysia in US list of countries with risk of kidnapping, hostage...

The US State Department warns Americans abroad that they face the risks of kidnapping and hostage taking by criminals and terrorists in 35 countries.

US State Department creates Cuba Internet Task Force

The action has been criticized by the Cuban government as subversive.

State Dept revolt: Tillerson accused of violating US law on child...

Tillerson’s decision to exclude Iraq, Myanmar, and Afghanistan from a US list of offenders in the use of child soldiers was at odds with a unanimous recommendation by the heads of the State Department’s regional bureaus.

Tier 1 in trafficking report not possible without immigration reform

Malaysia does not comply with international standards to fight human trafficking, nor does it have the political will to curb 'insider syndicates'.

IS India recruiter, Europe attacks planner named to US terror list

The SDGT designation aims to notify the international community that the three "have committed or pose a significant risk of committing acts of terrorism,' the department said in a statement.

US report says Orang Asli still losing out

Constitutional provision for special position of Malays, natives of Sabah and Sarawak did not refer specifically to the Orang Asli, says report.

Thailand hopes for upgrade in US human trafficking report

Thailand vows to crack down on human trafficking, prosecuting 301 people and convicting 268 in 2016, to improve its US state department ranking.

Washington Post questions Malaysia’s human trafficking ranking

Influential newspaper cites unsolved issue of mass graves of immigrants as one reason why Malaysia does not deserve to be on US’ Tier 2 watch list.

Criticism of Malaysia, Thai rankings in US trafficking report

Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking express disappointment report 'failed to fix last year’s politically motivated upgrade of Malaysia and unjustifiably upgraded Thailand.'

Wisma Putra defends ban on ‘The Malaysian Insider’

Foreign Affairs Ministry tells the United States that freedom of speech and the right to information must be exercised with responsibility and accountability.

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